First Steps in HOUDINI FX

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pixeltrain's First Steps in HOUDINI FX 2018 

 

Want to become a pro in Houdini FX? Then you are exactly right here!

 

Helge Maus and his team from pixeltrain are offering you a Houdini course this year –
from not knowing to beginner to pro.

 

3 modules of 2.5 days each – that means three weekends of your free time -
670 Euro (excl. VAT) per module - fast, solid knowledge transfer to you at a friendly price :-)

 

 

Your way into the 3D & VFX world of HOUDINI! Welcome :-)

 

 

! Tip: Convince yourself of Helge's enthusiasm for Houdini FX, his knowledge and
his talent to prepare this knowledge in a didactically meaningful way in order to pass it on to you most effectively.

 

>>  www.vimeo.com/channels/houdinilernen

 

 

>> 01 First Steps - Houdini FX Introduction

 

In this first module of our "First Steps in Houdini FX" series you will get to know and use Houdini FX as a 3D software. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding and applying procedural work techniques so that a useful basis is built for your future creations.

 

We will start with getting to know the Userinterface of Houdini, project structures and paradigms. Then you'll learn the first procedural modeling techniques, the material and shader system, UVs, lighting and rendering of first stills, as well as simple animations. Thus, you are immediately fit for your first projects in Houdini!

 

 

Date:

August 24 – 26, 2018 (Friday 1.00 pm to Sunday 5.00 pm)

 

Place:

pixeltrain studio

Feldbacherstrasse 493, A-8311 Markt Hartmannsdorf

  

Accommodation within walking distance of the pixeltrain studio >> 

We will pick you up from the airport or train station in Graz or bring you there again on departure.

  

Price:

670 Euro (exkl. VAT) 

 

!! Price Advantage:

If you book one or both of the "First Steps in Houdini" trainings together with this training, you will receive one half day of training for free from us as a gift. That means, when booking the entire "First Steps in Houdini FX" series, we give you a full day of training for free.

 

For Registration and questions please write or call us: info(at)pixeltrain.de or +43.69910669979

  




>> 02 First Steps - Houdini FX Simulations & VFX Tools

 

In this second module of our "First Steps in Houdini FX" series, we are expanding the basics of your Houdini FX knowledge by gradually building up the Dynamics Context (DOPs) and Simulations.

 

In addition to Simulations, we also discuss effective caching strategies of the simulations and the step-by-step construction of complex simulation systems.

 

And in addition to Particles, we also treat RigidBody, Fracturing, Pyro, Fluids and Finite Elements (FEM).

For this module, a basic knowledge of the Houdini Userinterface is required (corresponds to Module 01).

 

 

Date:

September 28 – 30, 2018 (Friday 1.00 pm to Sunday 5.00 pm)

 

Place:

pixeltrain studio

Feldbacherstrasse 493, A-8311 Markt Hartmannsdorf

 

Accommodation within walking distance of the pixeltrain studio >> 

We will pick you up from the airport or train station in Graz or bring you there again on departure.

  

Price:

670 Euro (exkl. VAT) 

 

!! Price Advantage:

If you book the first Module "01 First Steps - Houdini FX Introduction" together with this training, you will receive one half day of training for free from us as a gift. That means, when booking the entire "First Steps in Houdini FX" series, we give you a full day of training for free.

 

For Registration and questions please write or call us: info(at)pixeltrain.de or +43.69910669979

 

 

 

 

>> 03 First Steps - Houdini FX für MotionGraphics & Abstracts

 

In this third module, we focus on using a variety of Houdini techniques such as VEX with VOPs and Wranglers, Dynamics (Particles, Pyro, Fluids, Grain, WireDynamics) and CHOPs (MotionFX) and many Mantra Shader Hacks to create exciting visualizations for MotionGraphics and artistic abstracts.

 

We also look at the integration with Adobe After Effects and BlackMagic Fusion (on request).

 

For this module, a basic knowledge of the Houdini Userinterface is required (corresponds to Module 01).

 

Date:

October 26 – 28, 2018 (Friday 1.00 pm to Sunday 5.00 pm)

 

Place:

pixeltrain studio

Feldbacherstrasse 493, A-8311 Markt Hartmannsdorf

 

Accommodation within walking distance of the pixeltrain studio >>

We will pick you up from the airport or train station in Graz or bring you there again on departure.

 

Price:

670 Euro (exkl. VAT) 

 

!! Price Advantage:

If you book the first Module "01 First Steps - Houdini FX Introduction" together with this training, you will receive one half day of training for free from us as a gift. That means, when booking the entire "First Steps in Houdini FX" series, we give you a full day of training for free.

 

For Registration and questions please write or call us: info(at)pixeltrain.de or +43.69910669979

 

 

 



Why Houdini FX?



SideFX Houdini is the standard software for creating VFX in Hollywood blockbusters. But in recent years, the software is expanding into the areas of game development and elaborate Motion design.

 

One of the main reasons, along with the powerful simulation tools, is the procedural approach that can be used to generate extremely flexible and controllable setups. This procedural approach of Houdini FX runs through absolutely all areas of the 3D environment from modeling to rendering.

 

Therefore, newcomers are often faced with the hurdle of understanding and applying the techniques known from other 3D programs in this context. But once this is the case, you start loving Houdini FX and its ways of working. Therefore, a solid and didactically correct introduction helps.



   Why is Houdini FX a brilliant addition to Cinema 4D & Maya Artists?

 

Houdini FX is a complete 3D solution in itself, but what Houdini FX adds is the addition as a pipeline tool for professional 3D & VFX production.

 

Either Houdini FX itself is used to add VFX & simulation components to a scene created externally in Cinema 4D or Maya (Fluids, Rigid & Softbodies, Wire-Dynamic, Particles, Terrain Tools, Crowds ...) or you create a so-called Digital Asset in Houdini FX. This can be understood as a SmartObject in the Adobe world. Once created, it can be integrated into Cinema 4D or Maya with the free Houdini engine. Brilliant!



How much does Houdini FX cost?

 

In addition to the two full versions Houdini Core and Houdini FX, freelancers and companies can also use Houdini Indie. This is a full powerful Houdini FX version except for a few minor limitations. The only condition for this is that your income lies under the $ 100,000 mark (legally binding statements at sidefx.com). So the initial financial barrier for getting started with Houdini is low.

 

 

 

  

 

And that's the way it goes ...

 

          >>  Information concerning costs, travel and accommodation

 

 

Costs

 

670 Euro excl. VAT for 2,5 Workshop-Days

Times:

Friday, 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Saturday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Sunday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

 

We ask you to bring your own laptop with your pre-installed software. If you do not have your own laptop, please contact us.

 

 

 

Contact us:

 

Do you have questions? We like to answer them :-) So do not hesitate to contact us either by e-mail or by phone:  info(at)pixeltrain.de or ++43 699 1066 9979.

 

We are looking forward to welcome you in pixeltrain's training studio!

 

 

 

Venue and Travel

 

pixeltrain‘s First Steps in HOUDINI FX take place in 8311 Markt Hartmannsdorf, Feldbacherstrasse 493, Austria.

 

 

 

Hotel:

 

Gasthof - Pension Gruber >> www.gasthof-gruber.at

 

 

 

Travelling by plane:

 

Destination: Airport Graz Thalerhof

 

We can organize for you a free shuttle service from the airport to Markt Hartmannsdorf.

 

 

 

Travelling by train:

 

Destination: Train station Graz or train station Gleisdorf

 

Please get in touch with us if you like to be picked up by us at the train station.

 

  

 

 

 


 

Your walk to the pixeltrain studio:

 

Markt Hartmannsdorf is located about 20 minutes southeast of Graz in the legendary Strian volcanic land. Only a few kilometers away towers the Riegersburg over the picturesque hilly landscape, which is also known as "apple land".  

 

From your accommodation (www.gasthof-gruber.at or www.bauernhofzoller.com) you can walk for five to ten minutes to the pixletrain studio through Markt Hartmannsdorf. 

 

We are looking forward to seeing you at pixeltrain's First Steps in HOUDINI FX!

Helge Maus and his pixeltrain team

 

 

 

pixeltrain - we train professionals

                           

 

 


 

 

 

 past events 2017:

 

 

First Steps in 3D & VFX & Postproduction

 

You are working with 3D- & VFX-Nerds and want to expand your Know-How about their daily workflows and tools?

 

What you need, is a quick and effective Introduction to 3D & VFX, which focuses on your needs and especially considers your background and your Know-How.

 

"First Steps in 3D, VFX & Postproduction" aimes to give you what you need in your daily work. You do not want to become a professional 3D- or VFX-artist but you want to understand them in order to make your collaboration with them more effective and the output even better.

 

Within four workshop-days we will focus on the following

Study-Topics:

 

 

pixeltrain's First Steps in Unity 3D, Maya, Houini FX & NukeX

 

 

 

>> First Steps in Game Development & interactive Product Presentation in UNITY (with Substance)

 

Especially the indie-games-market is a market with great growth opportunities for 3D & vfx-artists. But also more and more industrial clients want interactive presentations and search for new possibilities of product presentation. How about moving around live in a planned building or really controlling a machine and looking at the animations in a photorealistic way?!

 

Apart form consoles, desktop computers (Mac & PC) and mobile devices (iPad, iPhone) are also available as target platforms. Therfore, it is time to deal with the creation of game assets and your first own games.

 

For a first impression look here: unity3d.com/unity

 

UNITY 3D offers you, as a beginner, a simple, intuitive way to create first games and interactive presentations. The UNITY Editor is available for free as in the Personal Edition (for Windows and Mac). Creating Levels, Assets and Logics is done very easily. If you want more, you can do so by creating simple script with JavaScript or C#. You can also import animated Assets from Maya, Cinema 4D and so on easily.

 

We offer this training twice a year:

Date: 10 - 12 of March 2017 (Friday 1pm - Sunday 5pm)
Place: pixeltrain studio, Feldbacherstrasse 493, 8311 Markt Hartmannsdorf / bei Graz
Costs: 670 Euro excl. VAT

 

Travel & Accommodation Information:
If you require, we will pick you up at the Airport Graz or Train Station Graz. Please do not hesitate to ask us :-)

Get more information on travel & accommodation here >>

 

or

 

Date: 28 -  30 of July 2017 (Friday 1pm - Sunday 5pm)
Place: pixeltrain studio, Feldbacherstrasse 493, 8311 Markt Hartmannsdorf / bei Graz
Costs: 670 Euro excl. VAT

Travel & Accommodation Information:
If you require, we will pick you up at the Airport Graz or Train Station Graz. Please do not hesitate to ask us :-)

Get more information on travel & accommodation here >>

 

 

>> First Steps in MAYA

We offer this training twice a year:

 

Date: 14 - 16 of July 2017 (Friday 1pm - Sunday 5pm)
Place: pixeltrain studio, Feldbacherstrasse 493, 8311 Markt Hartmannsdorf / bei Graz
Costs: 670 Euro excl. VAT

 

Travel & Accommodation Information:
If you require, we will pick you up at the Airport Graz or Train Station Graz. Please do not hesitate to ask us :-)

Get more information on travel & accommodation here >>

 

 or

 

Date: 15 - 17 of September 2017 (Friday 1pm - Sunday 5pm)
Place: pixeltrain studio, Feldbacherstrasse 493, 8311 Markt Hartmannsdorf / bei Graz
Costs: 670 Euro excl. VAT

 

Travel & Accommodation Information:
If you require, we will pick you up at the Airport Graz or Train Station Graz. Please do not hesitate to ask us :-)

Get more information on travel & accommodation here >>

 

 

>> First Steps in NUKE

 

We offer this training twice a year:

 

Date: 9 - 11 of June 2017 (Friday 1pm - Sunday 5pm)
Place: pixeltrain studio, Feldbacherstrasse 493, 8311 Markt Hartmannsdorf / bei Graz
Costs: 670 Euro excl. VAT

 

Travel & Accommodation Information:
If you require, we will pick you up at the Airport Graz or Train Station Graz. Please do not hesitate to ask us :-)

Get more information on travel & accommodation here >>

 

or

 

Date: 28 of September -  30 of September 2017 (Thursday 1pm - Saturday 5pm)
Place: pixeltrain studio, Feldbacherstrasse 493, 8311 Markt Hartmannsdorf / bei Graz
Costs: 670 Euro excl. VAT

 

Travel & Accommodation Information:
If you require, we will pick you up at the Airport Graz or Train Station Graz. Please do not hesitate to ask us :-)

Get more information on travel & accommodation here >>

 

 

>> First Steps in HOUDINI FX

 

We offer this training twice a year:

Date: 7 - 9 of April 2017 (Friday 1pm - Sunday 5pm)
Place: pixeltrain studio, Feldbacherstrasse 493, 8311 Markt Hartmannsdorf / bei Graz
Costs: 670 Euro excl. VAT

 

Travel & Accommodation Information:
If you require, we will pick you up at the Airport Graz or Train Station Graz. Please do not hesitate to ask us :-)

Get more information on travel & accommodation here >>

 

or

 

Date: 4 - 6 of August 2017 (Friday 1pm - Sunday 5pm)
Place: pixeltrain studio, Feldbacherstrasse 493, 8311 Markt Hartmannsdorf / bei Graz
Costs: 670 Euro excl. VAT

 

Travel & Accommodation Information:
If you require, we will pick you up at the Airport Graz or Train Station Graz. Please do not hesitate to ask us :-)

Get more information on travel & accommodation here >>

 

  

 

pixeltrain - we train professionals

 

 

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